Using a Stuffed Toy to make Music


I've been dabbling around with e-textiles lately and I recently finished up a project that I'd like to share.

I've attached an accelerometer and an Arduino Lilypad onto a stuffed robot toy and made a program using openFrameworks where moving the robot will move a drawing of the robot in the program. Musical notes are also played if the robot collides with balls surrounding it.

The project is more software intensive than hardware, but I thought it would be worth sharing!

More information on the build can be found at:

Very cool! I ever would have guessed that all of that beautiful music was generated at (near) random by a bunch of bouncing balls!

I especially like that the handheld stuffed robot controls the position of the robot on the screen.

Thanks for sharing.